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LO FI CYCLE is an playable musical instrument sculpture made from a bicycle.  

LO FI CYCLE is a tribute to Marcel Duchamp’s Readymades, John Cage’s prepared piano work, and Frank Zappa’s famous performance on bike on the Steve Allen Show.

Commissioned by AIPP City of Austin

Music for Wilderness Lake

12 trombonists, arranged around a body of water, are cued by nautical flags from a boat in the lake.  Performed at dusk and dawn. Composed by R. Murray Shafer.


Presented by The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria

Summer 2014

The Way of Timbre

Performed in coordination with the LED light display of the James Turrell Skyspace.  For trombones, didgeridoos, and sine waves.  


Presented by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Summer 2014

Composition No. 19

for 100 marching tubas, by Anthony Braxton


Presented by the Blanton Museum of Art.

October 2013


Inuksuit -- the Inuit word meaning "in the capacity of the human" -- is a  work for 99 percussionists performed outdoors.  Featuring students and professionals from throughout central Texas.

Presented by The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria

Sept 2013


Work for 80 trombones, organ, and sopranino. Performed in the atrium of the Blanton Museum of Art by student, amateur, and professional trombonists from across Texas.

Presented by the Blanton Museum of Art.

October 2012


A large scale performance for 1.5 million bats, conch shell ensemble, megaphone choir, and handmade echolocation devices.  Made in collaboration with students from Austin Soundwaves.

Presented by The Fusebox Festival


New works for ensembles of 80 carhorns, bicycles, pedicabs, and automobiles. Performed in a parking lot and made in collaboration with Austin Soundwaves and many local artists.


Presented by The Fusebox Festival


A hybrid-arts performance series at the Blanton Museum of Art of simultaneous performances throughout the museum's galleries.  Featuring a cross section of Austin's community of musicians, dancers, and performance artists. Winner of the Austin Critics' Table Award and featured at SXSW.


Presented at the Blanton Museum of Art

SoundSpace is generously underwritten by Mike Chesser.

Recycled Sounds

Public instrument sculptures made from reclaimed materials installed in the Austin City Hall parking garage.  Made in collaboration with Austin SoundWaves, an after school program that offers free music instruction to underserved youth, and artists Jebney Lewis and Travis Weller.


Presented by the Fusebox Festival.

April 2014


Music on Pearl

Musical instrument sculptures, installed in unexpected public places in Philadelphia's Chinatown North neighborhood.

Presented by the Asian Arts Initiative.

Summer 2013